News & Events

ADDITIONAL HOLY WEEK SERVICES: Please take a leaflet from the back of the church with details of Holy Week services at other churches in the Cluster.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Every Wednesday during LENT at 18.30.   Please join us.                                              

OPEN HOUSE: The next open house will be on 29 April.

CALLING ALL ST MARY’S LADIES: Many thanks to all those who joined us at the Woburn Sands Emporium (Wyevale Garden Centre)last Friday, there was a good turnout and the consensus is that it is very worthwhile for making new friends and putting names to faces.  Do try to join us next time which will be on Friday 31st May from 10.30 – 12.30.                

DIARY DATE – ST MARYS CHURCH FETE – SATURDAY 29 JUNE 2019.This year’s fete will take place on the last Saturday in June between 12 and 3 pm.  We would love to hear from anyone who has some thoughts on how the Fete can be improved and who is willing to help to organise this year’s event.  Please contact us on 07704 373345 David and Alison Borrett

TRAIDCRAFT NEWS: Despite Traidcraft plc’s difficulties last financial year and the lack of stock available for the stall, we have been able to make a donation of £400 to Traidcraft Exchange (the charity part of Traidcraft) for their development work to help people to work their way out of poverty.  A very big thank you to all our customers and especially the volunteers who set up, man the stall and clear up.  

LENTEN LUNCHES FOR CHRISTIAN AID: During the 6 weeks of Lent each of the Woburn Sands Churches take turns providing lunch for all the parishioners. The Lunches consist of homemade soups plus bread and tea or coffee served between 12noon and 1:30pm in the Methodist Church.  

EMHCs: Your copy of the meeting minutes held on the 23rd.March are on the table at the back of the Church. 

FOODBANK: Please leave donations in the Baptistery. This week’s shortages are Tinned Vegetables, Tinned Fruit, Tinned Meat, Tinned Pasta/       Spaghetti, Dried Rice, Tinned Rice Pudding and Tinned Soup (especially Vegetable). T 

WINTER NIGHT SHELTERHas been operating since 4 November 2018.  80 people have been looked after, with 27 being assisted into their own permanent accommodation.  Thank you to all who have supported the mission and please keep all involved in your prayers. 

 CATHOLIC BASICS COURSE: Part Two: Church 11 April 2019, Part Three: The Moral Life 16 May 2019, Part Four: Prayer 13 June 2019.  Part 2: CHURCH April 11 2019, 10am-3pm (arrive 9.30am for refreshments). NORES Centre, Holy Ghost Parish, 33 Westbourne Road, Luton, LU4 8JD. To book, contact admin@nores.org.uk or phone Jackie on 01582 723312. Join us for another day of engaging teaching with opportunities for interaction and discussion. Cost: £25 per person per day (£10 for the unwaged). Price includes a full lunch. No qualifications needed – just interest, good will and a sense of humour!

EMHCs: Your copy of the meeting minutes held on the 23rd.March are on the table at the back of the Church. 

WINTER NIGHT SHELTERHas been operating since 4 November 2018.  80 people have been looked after, with 27 being assisted into their own permanent  accommodation.  Thank you to all who have supported the mission and please keep all involved in your prayers.   

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Online Form for Church Giving: It saves time and is safer if you can set up on line giving.  For more information about secure giving click here. To download a form click here  (Northampton Diocese website).

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